If you’re looking for a way to make lots of money instantly on the Internet, then this might not be the place for you. However, I should warn you that most of those “get rich quick schemes” are scams. Unfortunately, if something seems too good to be true – it usually is. However, if you’re looking for a reliable and safe way to make some extra money, then this is the post for you. To save UK families from the scams of the Internet, I’ve decided to list some of our favourite tried-and-tested ways to make extra money on the Internet when you don’t want to launch a new side career. Here’s what I came up with.
1. Take Some Online Surveys
The chances are that you’ve heard of survey companies before. Now that organisations know how important it is to learn as much as they can about their customers, surveys are becoming a more valuable way for brands to connect with their chosen demographic. While these survey companies don’t pay out much, if you find yourself looking for something to do on your phone while you’re watching TV, answering questions could save you a few pounds. Type “UK Survey sites” into google and see what comes up. Remember, don’t enter your personal details into any website until you know it’s legitimate and secure.
2. Sell your Snaps
These days, just about anyone with a good smartphone can be an amateur photographer – just look at how many “Instagram models” there are lately. If you’ve got an eye for attractive images, and a smartphone you can rely on, then you can turn the photos you take into cash. There are apps out there like Foap that actually pay money for the licence to photographs. All you need to do is sign up for an account and start loading up your photos. When someone pays for your photo, you earn money in commission. You can also try selling your photos to agencies online or advertising yourself as an influencer for your favourite brand.
3. Become a Social Media Marketer
If you’re already addicted to social media, then there could be a way for you to make some extra money doing what you love. All you need to do is learn a thing or two about posting for brands online; then you can begin to advertise your services as a social media marketer. While it may take some time to build up your reputation, it’s a quick and easy way to make money. On the other hand, if you have a great following on your personal social media account, you could start posting pictures and reviews of products and hope that one of your favourite brands comes to you and asks you to become an influencer or advocate for their business.
4. Get Cash Back
Although earning cash back on the money you spend might not seem like you’re making extra money, it’s essentially like getting a discount on everything you buy. While the percentage you get in cashback might not be astronomical, it’s a great way to make money for nothing. The key is to make sure that you only buy things you would have purchased anyway. Signing up for a cashback website and using it every time you make a purchase will give you an extra wallet of money to tap into after a while. You can also look into the benefits of cashback credit cards too – although you will need to make sure you pay the balance off each month.
5. Become an Affiliate
Finally, if you have a creative side and you don’t mind spending a little extra time on the Internet each day, then you could consider a side-career as an affiliate marketer. There are plenty of affiliate networks out there, including options for Apple and Amazon, and they’ll pay you a commission every time you send a customer to their checkout with a special link. You’ll have to do some digital marketing to drive traffic to your website and convince people to click on the links you provide, but if you have plenty of spare time, this might not be as tough as it seems. You could simply post honest reviews about products on a blog or website and share them through social media channels to get the attention of your target audience. It will take time to build your affiliate business, but you should make some money eventually.
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